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T. J. Cawood

August 23, 1917 — June 21, 2016

T. J. Cawood, 98, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday morning, June 21, 2016 peacefully and in full knowledge of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.. He began working for the late C.L. Hardwick at the age of 14 to support his widowed mother and brothers and sisters. Mr. Cawood became a very successful and renowned Angus Cattle farmer where he received many awards to include:  Family Man of the Year – TN Angus Association, 1978; Honorary Member of the Block and Bridle Club, 1979; Champion Showman of the TN and East TN Angus Association; former member of the TN Angus Association; and an inductee of the Angus Heritage Foundation of the American Angus Association, 2003.  In 1993 he became a member of the Bradley County Agriculture Hall of Fame.  He was a charter member and longtime deacon of North Cleveland Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Taylor Ingle Cawood and Charlie Mooneyham Cawood; son, Alan L. Cawood; sisters, Gladys Haney, Juanita Cawood and Louise Barnard; and brothers, Roy Cawood and Wayne Cawood.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years, June Lee Cawood; children, David R. Cawood and wife, Peggy and Anita Cawood Bates and husband, Bill, all of Cleveland; daughter-in-law, Carla Watson Cawood of Ooltewah; 10 grandchildren, Michael (Donna) Cawood, Jennifer (Rhey) Houston, Douglas (Heidi) Cawood, Amy (Tracy) Rothwell, David (Tonya) Cawood, Jr., Dustin (Patti) Cawood, Kristi Cawood, Trae (Shannon) Bates, Judson (Crystal) Bates and Richard Bates; 24 great grandchildren; brother, Taylor Cawood and wife, Jean of Cleveland; brother-in-law, Norman Barnard of Cleveland; sister-in-law, Joan Cawood of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at North Cleveland Baptist Church with Dr. Jay McCluskey and Pastor Michael Cawood officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lee Family Section at New Friendship Cemetery with Dr. William Bates III, Richard Alan Bates, Dr. Thomas Judson Bates, David Cawood, Jr., Dustin Cawood, Douglas Cawood, Rhey Houston, Tracy Rothwell and Cody Branham serving as pallbearers.

His family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00– 8:00 p.m. at Fike-Randolph & Son Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.

The family requests that memorials be made to North Cleveland Baptist Church Building Fund, 2815 N. Ocoee Street, Cleveland TN 37312.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

North Cleveland Baptist Church

2815 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN 37312

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